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  1. Ports ponder growth plans amid decline in shipments

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... in 2013 from 30 million teu this year. 'The surplus of supply could be filled by domestic cargo or transshipment cargo, only the revenue from both is much less than from direct ocean cargo,' said Jonathan Beard, the managing director for GHK. Transshipment means the port has to unload one vessel, then load the cargo onto another, but it is paid just once instead of for each ...

  2. Business - China Business - PORTS

    China urged to allow transshipment of outbound cargo by foreign carriers

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by KETIH WALLIS

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Mainland hubs stand to benefit if overseas lines are allowed to transship international cargo Adviser urges wider role for foreign carriers Key mainland ports such as Shanghai could boost container volumes and revenues if they are allowed to let foreign carriers transship international cargo at Chinese hub ports, according to a senior maritime ...

  3. SIPG seeks easing of transshipment rules

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... in a bid to promote Shanghai's port as northeast Asia's transshipment hub. 'International lines should be allowed to operate between two domestic ports,' Chen Xuyuan, president of SIPG, said last week. His comment came after giant Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) returned to Busan port in South Korea as its transshipment centre in April. In 2005, the second-largest ...

  4. Transshipment growth put in doubt

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... of Hutchison's international ports division said yesterday. John Meredith, group managing director of Hutchison Port Holdings, said the port's operators had been targeting transshipment cargo- ... the port is [declining marginally].' Mr Meredith said the volume of international transshipment cargo at the main terminals- which reached about two million teu (20-ft equivalent units) last ...

  5. Business - Economy - TRADE ZONES

    Shanghai wants to expand container port

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:19am by Daniel Ren

    ... deep-water port accounted for about 40 per cent of the container volume the city handled last year. The free-trade zone is expected to help Shanghai boost international transshipment- cargoes handled ... aim to facilitate commodity flows. International transshipment is a key factor used to gauge the level of internationalisation of a container port. Last year, international transshipment ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and China must close the door on import of illegal timber

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:10am by Wilson Lau

    ... and Flora (CITES). The seizure in Kenya of illegally logged Madagascar rosewood was reportedly the largest of its kind. Hong Kong is a popular transshipment point for both the legal and illegal ...

  7. Customs seize 2.5m sticks of fake cigarettes

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.12pm: Customs have seized 2.5 million sticks of suspected counterfeit cigarettes in a transshipment container, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Before the seizure, the officers identified a container which appeared to have been transshipped on routes chosen so they would avoid customs, the spokesman said. Officers on Wednesday morning searched a 20-foot ...

  8. Business - China Business - SHIPPING

    Shenzhen port chiefs bid to lure container shipping lines from Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 03:52am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Port chiefs advise big foreign carriers to skip Hong Kong, threatening transshipment trade Shenzhen tries to lure container lines from HK Port authorities ... Kong as the world's third busiest container port this year. The city could replace Hong Kong as the region's primary transshipment hub for goods, port operators warned. Last year ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Risks load up for Colombo port from India plans

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... is in Andhra Pradesh. They will each cost 80 billion rupees. The Indian port plans pose a big threat to Sri Lanka's transshipment hub status, including Colombo port and other ports. To mitigate the loss of cargo to Indian ports, Colombo should lower the charges on transshipment cargo and upgrade the port to be a free port, according to a report from a Sri Lanka-based think tank, ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Kwai Tsing port still important

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... a sizable trucked import and export throughput, Hong Kong is well-positioned to handle international trans-shipment cargoes destined for the East and West as well as intra-Asia. Hong Kong port ... to be trans-shipped to a hub port in China for export. For this purpose only, Hong Kong is permitted to be considered as a "foreign port" and not subject to China's national cabotage rules. ...




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